Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante; This House is Haunted; The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit; Daughters of Eve0 comments Posted by Bekki at 4:58 PM
Graham Joyce's "The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit" was a bit of a ghost story as well, but not as dark as Boyne. David, a college student, takes a summer job at a beach resort that happens to be in the seaside town where his father committed suicide when he was three. All around town, David keeps seeing a man in a suit, holding a little boy's hand. David gets involved with a married woman, despite being terrified of her violent and abusive husband. It was a good story.
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Agony of Alice; Reluctantly Alice; All but Alice; Alice the Brave; Alice on Board; Now I'll Tell You Everything0 comments Posted by Bekki at 2:50 PM
This is it--the rest of Alice's life.
Alice goes off to college. Her first roommate is a disaster, but she makes some new friends and has some good times. Patrick decides to join the Peace Corps, and they break up. Alice dates, and ultimately gets engaged to Dave, but calls it off when she decides they don't have enough in common to make a marriage work. On her way to visit a friend, Alice runs into Patrick in the airport and they reunite. They start dating again, and get married. They have two kids: a girl and a boy. They live in Spain for a few years. Lester gets married and he and his wife have trouble conceiving until she finally gives birth to triplets. The older folks start dying: Patrick's parents, Ben (I wept like a baby). Liz and Gwen get married and have kids. Pam eventually gets married. The book ends with them returning to dig up the time capsule they buried back in 7th grade, when they are 60. I wept some more. All in all, it was a great run. I was kind of disappointed that Alice and Patrick got married because seriously, who marries the guy they've been dating since they were 11? Not too many people, that's who. But it was sweet and I'm glad Alice had a long and happy life.
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Lovingly Alice; Alice in Lace; Grooming of Alice; Away Laughing on a Fast Camel; Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers0 comments Posted by Bekki at 10:37 AM
Ah, to have Georgia's problems, just for one day! :)